Cher Public

  • kashania: Grim: We had Alek Shrader here in Barbieri last season and I had a similar impression. He sang well and (especially in the... 11:45 AM
  • kashania: What La Cieca said. In U.S. (especially expensive cities like NYC), $1.6 for the CEO of an arts institution is par for the... 11:40 AM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: At least they were about the opera and not the personalities of the singers. I miss the days when the intermission... 11:38 AM
  • pasavant: Yes the Emperor has been losing his clothes for a while. The coordination between orchestra and singers was slightly off in the... 11:34 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: I’m very curious to know what Goldowsky’s scripts and delivery sounds like to people here born after 1970. 11:29 AM
  • angeladorable: Yes-he does have something like Parkinson’s. When he conducted Falstaff you could see he could not seem to get in... 11:28 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub GQW_7Iw httpv://www.youtub Lc9C6-0 11:23 AM
  • kennedet: I’m so sorry for you Bill. The last time I heard Cura..I was fortunate enough to be sitting down. His wobble made me off-... 10:51 AM


Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball. Yes, that’s right, Our Own operacat (pictured, center)  squeaked to a narrow victory in the Bicentenarian competition, following several ballots and good deal of horse-trading among La Cieca’s blue-ribbon panel.

It was the casting of Nathan Gunn as Beckmesser that put operacat over the top, frankly: exactly the tone of plausible absurdity that tickled the panel’s fancy. Congratulations, o feline one: the Wagner: Complete Operas (Limited Edition) will be winging its way to you shortly.

As anyone who watched the recent Golden Globes can attest, Jodie Foster is barking mad being nominated is in itself an honor. And so, presenting our four runners-up, each of whom will receive the consolation prize of an Amazon Gift Card.